April 19, 2013 2:15 pm
An intrepid critter crew of geckos, mice and gerbils and other animals launched into orbit Friday (April 19) to begin a month-long Russian experiment to study how space travel affects living creatures.
March 11, 2013 1:57 pm
It was years in the making, but European Union leaders finally banned the sale of all cosmetics that rely on animal testing during development.
March 11, 2013 1:45 pm
Governments have voted to protect five shark species and two species of manta rays at the ongoing meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, CITES, in Bangkok.
January 17, 2013 11:36 am
The Texas Supreme Court began mulling whether grieving dog owners should be able to sue for the “emotional value” of man’s best friend. It comes after a Fort Worth animal shelter mistakenly euthanized a beloved — but essentially worthless, in terms of actual market value.
December 6, 2012 9:03 pm
The savannah habitat that sustains African lions has shrunk by 75 percent over the past half-century, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Biodiversity and Conservation, a dramatic loss that could threaten the species’ survival.
November 22, 2012 10:00 am
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, it can be easy to get caught up in plans and shopping. If you own a dog, you also need to stop and think how your dog may be affected during the holiday and how to protect him from harmful situations.
November 22, 2012 10:00 am
Former Beatle Paul McCartney, a long-time vegetarian, has joined a campaign by animal rights group PETA to encourage Americans to celebrate a turkey-free Thanksgiving this week.
July 2, 2012 3:16 pm
Welcome to the contradictory world that surrounds Peter Singer, the Australia-born moral philosopher who has been a professor of bioethics at Princeton University in New Jersey since 1999. Loved and loathed, one thing cannot be refuted: Singer, 65, has provoked debate about controversial issues such as infanticide, euthanasia, eugenics and animal rights.
May 29, 2012 10:44 am
As the number of species at risk of extinction soars, zoos are increasingly being called upon to rescue and sustain animals, and not just for marquee breeds like pandas and rhinos but also for all manner of mammals, frogs, birds and insects whose populations are suddenly crashing. To conserve animals effectively, however, zoo officials have concluded that they must winnow species in their care and devote more resources to a chosen few.
April 9, 2012 1:09 pm
The Animal Medical Center in Manhattan, which performed 34 stent procedures on dogs and cats in 2005, usually to open up clogged passages in the bladder or kidney, created a clinic about two years ago to accommodate rising demand for minimally invasive surgery. Last year, it performed 630 stent procedures. Dr. Suter, at North Carolina State, has performed bone-marrow transplants on 65 dogs, with 10 more now on the waiting list. Many veterinarians offer hospice care, too, mapping out a treatment plan that lets a pet spend the remainder of its life at home, its pain eased through a program of palliative care.